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Lima, Ohio

Diesel-Electric Locomotives

LIMA-HAMILTON and BALDWIN-LIMA-HAMILTON

Lima-Hamilton Corporation was formed October 1, 1947 via a merger with General Machinery Corporation of Hamilton, Ohio. All 174 diesel-electric locomotives  were built under this flag even though the last one was not delivered until September 11, 1951.

Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (B-L-H) Corporation was formed with Baldwin  Locomotive's acquisition of the assets of Lima-Hamilton Corporation on November 30, 1950. On December 29, 1950, Lima-Hamilton Corporation was dissolved.

Armco Steel Corporation diesel-electric c/n 9308 1,000 hp  built 6/1949. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

Baltimore & Ohio diesel-electric c/n 9381 1,000 hp built 1/1950. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

Cincinnati Union Terminal diesel-electric c/n 9541 750 hp  built 6/1951. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

Lima-Hamilton Demonstrator diesel-electric c/n 9307 1,000  hp built 6/1949. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

New York, New Haven & Hartford diesel-electric c/n 9460  1,200 hp built 11/1950. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

 

Pennsylvania Railroad diesel-electric transfer locomotive # 5683 c/n 9538 2,500 hp built  9/1951.  This is the last locomotive to leave the former Lima  Locomotive Works. Note the sign over the shop door states "Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton", but the builders plate on the cab is the traditional Lima Diamond, this was ten months after B-L-H had come into existence. This  engine left the plant on September 11, 1951, was towed north on the B & O to the PRR connection and handed over to that railroad. -- Allen County  Historical Society collection

 

Lima Locomotive Works produced 7,752 locomotives; 4,787 conventional, direct connected steam locomotives; 2,761 Shay, geared locomotives; 174 diesel-electric locomotives; and 30 electric locomotive shells.  They also produced locomotive tenders for other  builders and four rotary snow plows.

 

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